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Data based integration of critical illness and injury patient care from EMS to emergency department to intensive care unit.
Curr Opin Crit Care. 2009 Aug; 15(4):284-9.CO

Abstract

PURPOSE OF REVIEW

Describe the challenges and opportunities for an integrated emergency care data system for the delivery and care of critical illness and injury.

RECENT FINDINGS

Standardized data comparable across geographies and settings of care has been a critical challenge for emergency care data systems. Emergency medical services (EMS), emergency department (ED), ICU and hospital care are integrated units of service in critical illness and injury care. The applicability of available evidence and outcome measures to these units of service needs to be determined. A recently developed fully integrated, emergency care data system for quality improvement of EMS service delivery and patient care has been linked to ED, ICU and in-hospital data systems for myocardial infarction, trauma and stroke. The data system also provides a platform for linking EMS with emergency physicians, other healthcare providers, and public health agencies responsible for planning, disease surveillance, and disaster preparedness.

SUMMARY

Given its time-sensitive nature, new data systems and analytic methods will be required to examine the impact of emergency care. The linkage of emergency care data systems to outcomes based systems could create an ideal environment to improve patient morbidity and mortality in critical illness and injury.

Authors+Show Affiliations

EMS Performance Improvement Center, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19622915

Citation

Mears, Greg, et al. "Data Based Integration of Critical Illness and Injury Patient Care From EMS to Emergency Department to Intensive Care Unit." Current Opinion in Critical Care, vol. 15, no. 4, 2009, pp. 284-9.
Mears G, Glickman SW, Moore F, et al. Data based integration of critical illness and injury patient care from EMS to emergency department to intensive care unit. Curr Opin Crit Care. 2009;15(4):284-9.
Mears, G., Glickman, S. W., Moore, F., & Cairns, C. B. (2009). Data based integration of critical illness and injury patient care from EMS to emergency department to intensive care unit. Current Opinion in Critical Care, 15(4), 284-9. https://doi.org/10.1097/MCC.0b013e32832e457b
Mears G, et al. Data Based Integration of Critical Illness and Injury Patient Care From EMS to Emergency Department to Intensive Care Unit. Curr Opin Crit Care. 2009;15(4):284-9. PubMed PMID: 19622915.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Data based integration of critical illness and injury patient care from EMS to emergency department to intensive care unit. AU - Mears,Greg, AU - Glickman,Seth W, AU - Moore,Fionna, AU - Cairns,Charles B, PY - 2009/7/23/entrez PY - 2009/7/23/pubmed PY - 2009/11/5/medline SP - 284 EP - 9 JF - Current opinion in critical care JO - Curr Opin Crit Care VL - 15 IS - 4 N2 - PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Describe the challenges and opportunities for an integrated emergency care data system for the delivery and care of critical illness and injury. RECENT FINDINGS: Standardized data comparable across geographies and settings of care has been a critical challenge for emergency care data systems. Emergency medical services (EMS), emergency department (ED), ICU and hospital care are integrated units of service in critical illness and injury care. The applicability of available evidence and outcome measures to these units of service needs to be determined. A recently developed fully integrated, emergency care data system for quality improvement of EMS service delivery and patient care has been linked to ED, ICU and in-hospital data systems for myocardial infarction, trauma and stroke. The data system also provides a platform for linking EMS with emergency physicians, other healthcare providers, and public health agencies responsible for planning, disease surveillance, and disaster preparedness. SUMMARY: Given its time-sensitive nature, new data systems and analytic methods will be required to examine the impact of emergency care. The linkage of emergency care data systems to outcomes based systems could create an ideal environment to improve patient morbidity and mortality in critical illness and injury. SN - 1531-7072 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19622915/Data_based_integration_of_critical_illness_and_injury_patient_care_from_EMS_to_emergency_department_to_intensive_care_unit_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1097/MCC.0b013e32832e457b DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -